Michael Hastings’ last piece of work was released today and this brought him back in the eyes of the media. “The Last Magazine” is a novel that is about the media and how it failed to properly cover the war in Iraq. Once again, Hastings’ writing is direct and shows why he is considered as the best reporter in the past many years.
In the event you were not aware, Hastings wrote about Bowe Bergdahl 2 years before the release, writing about the capture of the soldier and how it will impact the war. He also wrote a controversial story that lead to General Stanley McChrystal being fired.
Because of the stories written by Hastings, many believe that there was a conspiracy behind his death. With the launch of “The Last Magazine,” the conspiracies come to live again in the mind of those that believed in them.
In a small segment talking about The Last Magazine and Michael Hastings onThe Rachel Maddow Show, the host talked about the most important works of the reporter and had a small interview with Hastings’s late wife, Elise Jordan.
Jordan revealed that her husband knew that his work was getting people upset, including fellow reporters. However, he was more interested in finding out the truth and helping people that were covered in the stories written, just like Bowe Bergdahl.
She also talked about how important the Bowe Bergdahl story written by Hastings was and how it perfectly predicted the actions that happened in the past few weeks.
In his new book, found on his computer after his death, Hastings looks at the lead up to the Iraq war and the news media’s hyping of the war and not getting the fact correct. It’s a novel, which shows that Hastings also has a sense of humour as well as being a great reporter. He is missed by all in the news media and those that knew him.